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Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata "Bubblegum"/“Lilac”


Enhance your plant collection with the extraordinary Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata, also known as "Bubblegum" or "Lilac." This uncommon house plant is a fast-growing succulent, distinguished by its fleshy leaves in captivating shades of green, lilac, pink, and cream. With brighter light, the colors become even more vibrant.

Please note that the distributor initially mislabeled this plant as Tradescantia Fluminensis Tricolor "Nanouk." However, the correct name is Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata "Bubblegum/Lilac." Some plants may still have tags displaying the incorrect "Nanouk" name. Rest assured, we offer the authentic variety.

Caring for this enchanting plant is a breeze. It thrives in bright indirect light and adapts well to average home temperatures and humidity. Simply water when the soil is dry and prune away any dead leaves.

Discover the joy of growing and propagating this exceptional succulent. Shop now at Ed's Plant Shop for high-quality plants, fast shipping, and excellent customer service.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Tradescantia Blossfeldiana cerinthoides variegata
  • Pronunciation: trad-es-KAN-tee-uh
  • Common Name: Bubblegum Lilac, Wandering Dude, Nanouk, Tricolor Nanouk, Fantasy Venice, Wandering Jew
  • Native Range: Brazil, Northern Argentina

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light
  • Water: Allow the top 1-2 inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Avoid overwatering!
  • Humidity:  Average
  • Temperature:  55-80F
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and keep the plant clean. Note, the plant may become leggy over time. In this case, you may wish to fill in the balding areas with cuttings you've propogated.
  • Feeding:  Fertilize monthly with a half-strength liquid fertilizer
  • Propagation: Stem Cuttings
  • Growth: Vining, Trailing
  • Toxicity: Toxic to humans and pets